Goji Berry Cupcakes

These cupcakes have a gingerbread-style flavour created by the combination of coconut sugar and cinnamon powder. This recipe makes enough cake mix for at least 12-16 good sized cupcakes.

We chose to decorate with just a little butter icing, but you can pipe a large swirl that covers the whole cake (not quite so healthy!) or just leave them as they are. They are perfectly moist enough to be enjoyed without icing and a nice cuppa!

Other Ingredients

125g butter
120ml milk or milk substitute
2 eggs


1) Pre-heat oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas Mark 4. Soak the majority of the Goji Berries in warm water. Keep some dry for garnishing later, say around 20 of the best looking berries!
2) Line two bun tins with paper cases or place paper cases carefully on lightly greased baking trays.
3) Cream the coconut oil and coconut sugar together. Add the eggs one at a time, adding the vanilla paste and cinnamon powder as you do this.
4) Add the flour and baking powder. Mix in well, then add the goji berries. Stir again.
5) The cake mix should have a dropping consistency. Carefully spoon 2-3 heaped teaspoons of the mixture into each cake case. You should still be able to see the tops of the cases. This allows space for the cakes to rise.
6) Bake for 20-25 minutes or until they spring back slightly when you touch the tops.
7) Allow the cakes to cool slightly and transfer to a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container until ready to ice as the cakes must be cold before you can ice them.
8) In a fresh bowl, beat the butter, sugar and Vanilla Paste together. Add a little milk to mix to make it slightly runnier for easier piping/spreading.
9) Decorate the tops of the cakes as you wish and enjoy!